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Encyclopedia > Greek Australian
Greek Australian

Peter Andre Mark Philippoussis
Notable Greek Australians:
'Alex Proyas'
'Ada Nicodemou'
'Helen Kapalos'
'Peter Andre'
'Mark Philippoussis'
'Nick Georgiou'
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Total population

365,147[1]
1.84% of Australia's population. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 473 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Peter Andre ... Image File history File links Mark_Philippoussis_2006_Australian_Open. ... Alex Proyas (born September 23 , 1963) is an Australian film director, writer, and producer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Helen Kapalos (born 1971) is an Australian television presenter. ... André on stage Peter André, (born as Peter James Andrea February 27, 1973 in Harrow, London, UK is a pop singer achieving success mainly in the United Kingdom. ... Mark Anthony Philippoussis (born November 7, 1976) is an Australian tennis player. ... Mark Anthony Philippoussis (born November 7, 1976) is an Australian tennis player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...

Regions with significant populations
Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, West End, Brisbane
Languages
Australian English, Greek, Languages of Greece
Religions
Predominantly Orthodox, Christianity
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Slavophone Greeks · Tsakonians · Urums Antiochian Greeks are the members of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch who have resided in the territory of contemporary Turkish province of Hatay. ... Aromanians (also called: Arumanians or Macedo-Romanians; in Aromanian they call themselves Armãnji, Rrãmãnji) are a people living throughout the southern Balkans, especially in northern Greece, Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria, and as an emigrant community in Romania (Dobruja). ... Arvanites (Greek: Αρβανίτες, see also below about names) are a population group in Greece who traditionally speak Arvanitika, a form of Albanian. ... Cappadocian, also known as Cappadocian Greek or Asia Minor Greek, is a dialect of the Greek language, formerly spoken in Cappadocia (Central Turkey). ... Greek Cypriot refers to the ethnic Greek population of Cyprus. ... Greek Muslims, also known as Greek-speaking Muslims, are Muslims of Greek ethnic origin, and are found primarily in Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece, although migrations to Lebanon and Syria have been reported[1]. The vast majority of the autochthonous Muslim minority in Greece (including the Greek-speaking Muslims), most of... Hayhurum is the name given to Armenian-speaking Christians who are members of Greek Orthodox Church. ... The Kalash (Nuristani: Kasivo, Greek: Καλάς) or Kalasha, are an ethnic group that lives in the Hindu Kush region of Pakistan. ... Karamanlides are a Turkish-speaking ethnic group that are of Orthodox Christian faith. ... A map showing Mani. ... Map of Balkans with regions inhabited by Megleno-Romanians in dark yellow Megleno-Romanians (In Megleno-Romanian: Vlashi, in Greek: Βλαχομογλενίτες Vlachomoglenítes) is an exonym for a people inhabiting six villages in the Moglená (Μογλενά) region of Macedonia spanning the Pella and Kilkis prefectures of Macedonia, Greece, as well as the... The term Pontic Greeks, Pontian Greeks, Pontians or Greeks of Pontus (Greek: or , Turkish: ) can refer to Greeks specifically from the area of Pontus in the region of the former Empire of Trebizond on the Black Sea coast of Eastern Turkey, or in other cases more generally all Greeks from... The Romaniotes are a Jewish population who have lived in the territory of todays Greece for more than 2000 years. ... For the dog breed, see Bulgarian Shepherd Dog. ... Map of Greece. ... A Tsakonian (Greek: Τσάκωνας Tsákonas) is a speaker of Tsakonian, or more broadly, one who lives in a traditionally Tsakonian-speaking area and follows certain Tsakonian cultural traditions, such as the Tsakonian dance, even if that person is no longer able to speak Tsakonian fluently. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

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Roman Catholicism Greek Orthodox Church (Greek: Hellēnorthódoxē Ekklēsía) can refer to any of several hierarchical churches within the larger group of mutually recognizing Eastern Orthodox churches. ... A disused mosque or dzami outside of Ioannina, which became part of Greece in 1913. ... There have been organized Jewish communities in Greece for more than two thousand years. ... Hellenic Polytheism is an umbrella term for a wide variety of polytheistic religious movements which are ideologically related by their reverence for the ancient Greek pantheon and/or their adoption of ancient Greek religious practices. ... The Roman Catholic Church in Greece is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome. ...

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Kalash The Greek-Calabrian dialect or Greek-Bovesian is the version of Italian Greek used in Calabria, as opposed to the other Italian-Greek dialect spoken in the Grecìa Salentina, remnant of the ancient and Byzantine Greek colonisation of the region. ... Cappadocian, also known as Cappadocian Greek or Asia Minor Greek, is a dialect of the Greek language, formerly spoken in Cappadocia (Central Turkey). ... Cretan Greek (Cretan dialect, Greek: Κρητική διάλεκτος or Kritika Κρητικά) is a dialect of the Greek language, spoken by more than half a million people in Crete and several thousands in the diaspora. ... The Cypriot dialect of Greek (Cypriot Greek or Kypriaka) is spoken by more than half a million people in Cyprus and several hundred thousands abroad. ... Griko, sometimes spelled Grico, is a Modern Greek dialect which is spoken by people in the Magna Graecia region in southern Italy and Sicily, and it is otherwise known as the Grecanic language. ... Pontic Greek is a form of the Greek language originally spoken on the shores of the Black Sea, the Pontus, today mainly in Greece. ... Tsakonian (also Tsakonic) (Standard Greek Τσακωνική Διάλεκτος — Tsakonic language — is a dialect of, or language closely related to, Standard Modern Greek, spoken in the Tsakonian region of the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Yevanic, otherwise known as Yevanika, Romaniote and Judeo-Greek, was the language of the Romaniotes, the group of Greek Jews whose existence in Greece is documented since the 4th century BCE. Its linguistic lineage stems from Attic Greek and the Hellenistic Koine (Κοινή Ελ&#955... Megleno-Romanian (known as VlăheÅŸte by speakers and Moglenitic, Meglenitic or Megleno-Romanian by linguists) is a Romance language, similar to Aromanian, and Romanian spoken in the Moglená region of Greece, in a few villages in the Republic of Macedonia and also in a few villages in Romania. ... Aromanian (also known as Macedo-Romanian, Arumanian or Vlach in most other countries; in Aromanian: limba armãneascã, armãneshce or armãneashti) is an Eastern Romance language spoken in Southeastern Europe. ... Arvanitika or Arvanitic (native name: arbërisht, Greek: αρβανίτικα arvanitika) is the variety of Albanian traditionally spoken by the Arvanites, a population group in Greece. ... Slavic (Greek: Σλάβικα Slávika, reported self-identifying names: endopika, makedonski (Macedonian), pomakika, bugarski, balgarski (Bulgarian) [1]) are terms sometimes used to designate the dialects spoken by the Slavophone (i. ... Turkish (, ) is a language spoken by 65–73 million people worldwide, predominantly in Turkey, with smaller communities of speakers in Cyprus, Greece and Eastern Europe, as well as by several million immigrants in Western Europe, particularly Germany, making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. ... Urum is a Turkic language spoken by several thousand people who inhabit a few villages in the Southeastern Ukraine and in Georgia. ... Kalash or Kalasha (also known as Kalasha-mun) is an Indo-European language in the Indo-Iranian branch, further classified as a Dardic language in the Chitral Group. ...

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After the beginning of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, Turkish soldiers began the massacre of thousands of Greeks around the Ottoman Empire. ... The historical Pontus region New York Times headlines which observes that the entire Christian population of Trabzon was wiped out. More relevant headlines[1] Pontic Greek Genocide[2][3][4] is a controversial term used to refer to the fate of Pontic Greeks during and in the aftermath of World... Combatants Greece Turkish Revolutionaries Commanders Gen Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Gen Anastasios Papoulas, Gen Georgios Hatzianestis Ali Fethi Okyar, Ä°smet Ä°nönü, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Fevzi Çakmak Strength 200,000 men 120,000 men (plus village protectors) Casualties 23,500 dead; 20,820 captured 20,540 dead; 10,000 wounded The... Combatants  Turkey  Cyprus Greek military junta The Turkish invasion of Cyprus, referred as the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation by Turkey was a military action against the island nation of Cyprus by Turkey that resulted in the partition of the Republic of Cyprus. ...

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Greek Australians are the seventh largest ethnic group in Australia, numbering 375,703 or 1.8% of respondents in the 2001 Census.


The census recorded 116,530 Greek-born in Australia, although this excludes persons of Greek ethnicity and culture born elsewhere, notably Cyprus (10,560) and Egypt. The website www.hellenism.net estimates the number of Greeks living in Australia at 336,782 people (based on a 1986 ethnic origin census), which would be 2.2% of Australia's 1986 population. 39.3% of these 336,782 Greek Australians were born in Greece, 49.8% were born in Australia, 4.8% were born in Cyprus, 2.5% were born in Egypt and 3.6% were born in another or unknown place. A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


The first Greek migrants to Australia were seven convict sailors convicted of piracy by a British naval court in 1829 and sent to serve out their terms in New South Wales. Though eventually pardoned, two of the seven settled in the country. Groups of Greeks first settled in significant numbers during the gold rushes of the 1850s. The 1901 census recorded 878 Greek-born, but this must surely omit a few hundred other ethnic Greek migrants from the Ottoman Empire and elsewhere. The expulsion of Greeks from Asia Minor in 1922-23 led to further Greek migration to Australia, primarily to New South Wales. These Greeks are difficult to trace but the number of Greeks from Greece proper had risen to 12,291 by the time of the 1947 census. For the Neil Young album evoking this phrase, see After the Gold Rush. ... For other uses, see Ottoman (disambiguation). ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Motto(s): Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004...


Greeks - alongside Italians were one of the main groups targeted by Australian Government migration schemes in the 1950s and 1960s. By 1971 there were 160,200 Greek-born persons in Australia, and smaller numbers from Cyprus and Egypt. 47% settled in Melbourne, with the consequence that the city is reputed to have the second largest concentration of Greeks in the world. This has earned Melbourne the honour of being the largest Greek city outside Greece itself. This article describes the national government of Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ...


Today, just under half of the Greek-born (49.6%) live in Victoria, with a further third in New South Wales (31.7%). It is likely that most Greek Australians also follow this settlement pattern. In comparison, only 24.7% of Australians as a whole live in Victoria, underlining the density of the Greek presence there. Motto: Peace and Prosperity Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Governor HE Mr John Landy Premier Steve Bracks (ALP) Area 237,629 km² (6th)  - Land 227,416 km²  - Water 10,213 km² (4. ... Slogan or Nickname: First State, Premier State Motto(s): Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004...


Greek Australians have an exceptionally high rate of return migration to Greece. In December 2001, the Department of Foreign Affairs estimated that there were 135,000 Australian citizens resident in Greece. These must mostly be returned Greek emigrants with Australian citizenship, and their Greek Australian children. 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Events: December 2 - Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection five days after Dynegy canceled a US$8. ... A foreign minister is a cabinet minister that helps to form foreign policy for sovereign nations. ... Australian citizenship was created on 26 January 1949 by the Nationality and Citizenship Act 1948 (later renamed the Australian Citizenship Act 1948). ...


According to census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2004, Greek Australians are mainly Greek Orthodox (Eastern Orthodox Church) by religion. Smaller minorities include 5.2% Catholic, 2.9% Anglican, 1.3% Other Religions, and 7.1% No Religion. Australian Bureau of Statistics logo The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the Australian government agency that collects and publishes statistical information about Australia. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Coptic Orthodox Pope · Roman Catholic Pope Archbishop of Canterbury · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Faith... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ...


In 2001, the Greek language was spoken at home by 263,717 persons in Australia. Greek is the fourth most widely spoken language in the country after English, the Chinese languages, and Italian. 50.9% of Greek speakers in Australia were born there, the third highest proportion after indigenous Australian languages and English. Greek ( IPA: or simply IPA: — Hellenic) has a documented history of 3,500 years, the longest of any single language in the Indo-European language family. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... The Australian Aboriginal languages comprise several language families and isolates native to Australia and a few nearby islands, but by convention excluding Tasmania. ...

Contents

List of notable Greek Australians

Business

Directors

Entertainment

Journalists

Musicians

Politics

Sports

Writers

Other

  • Chris Moraitis - Diplomat (High Commissioner to Papua and New Guinea app. 2006)
  • Effy Alexakis - documentary photographer
  • Effie Michaels- costume designer/presenter Aerobics Oz Style
  • Peter Georgas, Runner-up in reality TV show "My Restaurant Rules"
  • Nicholas Hogios (Psychogios), car designer
  • Stella Moraitis - Barrister/Member VCAT
  • Nonda Katsalidis - architect
  • Melanie Katsalidis - jewellry designer
  • Andrew Kokinos, ex-physio, Indian cricket team
  • Marc Newson, designer
  • Christos Pantelis, psychiatrist
  • Napoleon Perdis, make-up artist
  • Andrew Kimonides - Numismatist
  • Tony Rafty, caricaturist
  • Stelarc, artist
  • Archbishop Stylianos, head of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia
  • Freda Miriklis, Stockbroker, Professional Speaker, Winner Australian Young Business and Professional Women, 1998 - 2000
  • Alex Perry, Fashion Designer
  • Nia KarterisChair Greek Festival of Sydney

Miscellaneous topics


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Greek Australian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (772 words)
Greek Australian is seventh largest ethnic group in Australia, numbering 375,703 or 1.8 % of respondents in the 2001 Census.
The expulsion of Greeks from Asia Minor in 1922-23 led to further Greek migration to Australia, primarily to New South Wales.
Greek is the fourth most widely spoken language in the country after English, the Chinese languages, and Italian.
Racism. No Way.: Fact Sheets: Australian Communities: Greek Australians (1595 words)
Although it is reported that there was a Greek aboard the First Fleet, and a sailor, George Pappas, who left his ship, married an Aboriginal woman and settled in Sydney in 1814, the first official record of Greek arrivals is of seven young sailors from Hydra in 1829.
By 1916 the number of Greek settlers in Australia had increased to 2200 with chain migration of families and relatives from various islands; Kythera to New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia, Kastellorizo to Western Australia and later Darwin, and Ithaca and Samos to Victoria.
Greek Australians have become established members of Australian society with a major influence on the development of Australia's food service, construction, real estate, tourism and wine industries.
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